Submitted by Thalia Williams on 11/25/2014
Although some parents believe they can teach their kids “responsible drinking” by allowing them to drink at home and providing the alcohol, a new review of 22 studies concludes that this view is misguided. The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs reports that researchers studied the association between parental provision of alcohol and teen drinking, and found that it leads to an increase in teen alcohol use. In some cases, parental provision of alcohol led to increased heavy episode drinking and higher rates of alcohol-related Read more » about Truth or Myth: "Responsible Teen Drinking?"
Submitted by Leslie Bloom on 11/24/2014
As we head into Thanksgiving week, our team has reflected on the things that we feel most thankful for:
Leslie: I am thankful for my family and the extraordinary team at DrugFreeAZKids.org – from our staff to volunteer Board and funders that help keep our kids healthy and safe.
Thalia: I am thankful for all my loved ones, the awesome team at DrugFreeAZKids.org and all the schools, communities and families we work with. Read more » about Things We Are Thankful For
Submitted by Leslie Bloom on 11/17/2014
Each year on the third Thursday in November, the American Cancer Society declares a Great American Smokeout to encourage smokers to make a plan to kick the habit. And with the rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes, this day offers an additional opportunity to discuss the dangers of tobacco and nicotine use with your teens. <!--break--> Read more » about Great American Smokeout